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Monday, October 18, 2010

Sketch Part4 Chilndren

Welcome back to the series, Sketching People. "Children" and "watercolour" are this week topic.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso

Often parents offer me, a sketcher a kind help, saying, "Need to make them statue?" I have a cheerful laugh, "No! Let them move around. Being natural, that's what I want."

Even though it took some years to
catch movement at my current level, everyday drawing certainly and gradually improves drawing skills.
So, please never, ever, give up.

Children are so cute and innocent. They enjoy watching my drawing with awe and
respect. Some brave kids ask me to let them draw(I give them papers!). Other children want me to join their games.

Often children and I enjoy a chat or a game. My brain level is nothing different from less than 6 years old kids. I have many Qs like them. My questions are...
"Where do tortoises sleep at night? They say, tortoises come to a beach only for laying eggs. If so, how can they sleep in the sea? When do they take breath? Floating?"
"What is light??"
"What is time??"

"When people started to use language? Who made it?"
Endlessly, I keep asking. Children, at once, acknowledge me as a child and welcome me. They show me their natural face expressions and movements. Great!

Regarding watercolor sketching...
Learning never ends. I'm a happy life long learner. BUT anyone can learn basic skills. Please never throw a towel so soon.
In fact, kids do not care how to make waterclour and make stunningly creative work. So, my message for shy adults. Forget social norms, conventions and criterion set by a competitive society. Get water. Pick up a brush and paint. Remember the joy in young days. Have fun!

The best way to learn watercolor is, "Explore it by yourself."
In my view, other people's teaching could be a hint or a navigator. But drastic generalization is inappropriate and arrogant for others. Please take account of individual discrepancies such as water and paint use. I always fully respect anyone's work in any style.

I love to see others shining faces, when they hear my comments on their questions and art work. (*I seriously listen to any question and think together.)

So, often, children remember me well. When I see them next time on a street, they dash to me,
"You are a drawer!!" kids exclaim merrily and friendly. Their parents often get surprised at our "friendship."
Hi, kids, let's have fun again.
You are living angels on the earth!








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48 comments:

  1. How fun and what beautiful drawings/paintings. That is a great tip on asking them questions. I'll have to remember that one.
    peace n abundance,
    CheyAnne
    http://cheyannesexton.etsy.com

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  2. Dear CheyAnne,
    Thank you! Yes, kids begin to think my Qs. Really fun. Please try it next time.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Sadami, eres fantástica explicando tus historias y tus dibujos son maravillosos.
    Ya sabes que a mi me gustan mucho los niños, dibujo mucho con ellos y a ellos, incluso en mi cuaderno que ellos admiran, están llenos de dibujos hechos por ellos...y eso les motiva mucho. Les hace muy felices:
    1º Jugar con mi libreta llena de dibujos.
    2º dejar sus huellas (dibujos) en el cuaderno de ese señor pìntor tan importante (que soy yo, para ellos). Ellos piensan así.
    3º saber que guardo todo lo que me hacen en mi cuaderno.
    Soy muy famoso en los parques donde voy con mis nietos (tengo 7) y les hago sentirse importantes!!!
    Gracias por tus dibujos que nos presentas y tus comentarios.
    Un abrazo

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  4. What a delightful post of children and about children. I like seeing the sketch first and then the watercolor. You have such artistic strength in your people sketches. I learn something every time I see yours. Thank you.

    Hugs
    Teri

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  5. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you~~! I'm very happy to know you,too, are a famous drawer or hero for kids! Yey! I know you really love children. Let us have a wonderful time with children.
    A hug and smile, Sadami
    Estimado Joshemari,
    Gracias ~ ~! Estoy muy contento de saber que usted, también, son un cajón famoso o un héroe para los niños! Yey! Sé que realmente aman a los niños. Vamos a tener un tiempo maravilloso con los niños.
    Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami
    >>>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami, you are fantastic explaining your stories and your pictures are wonderful.
    You know I like my children, drawing a lot with them and to them, even in my notebook that they admire, are full of drawings made by them ... and this motivates them a lot. We are happy:
    1, Playing with my notebook with drawings.
    2 nd leave their traces (drawings) in the book so important that gentleman painter (who am I to them.) They think so.
    3 º to know that I keep everything I do in my notebook.
    I am very famous in the park where I go with my grandchildren (I have 7) and make them feel important!
    Thank you for your pictures and show us your feedback.
    A hug

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  6. Dear Teri,
    Thank you! I want to bring readers joy!
    Teri, I always learn something from your watercolor. Let us keep up.
    Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  7. Admirable tu capacidad para el dibujo, para captar el movimiento, para aplicar el color en su justa medida...
    Es un gozo visitar tu blog.
    ¡Enhorabuena!

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  8. Sadami, thank you very much! For your amazing work and encouraging words and for the story about your questioning children)).

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  9. Maravillosos detalles de ninños. Me gustan mucho.

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  10. Sadami, your drawings of children are awesome. You capture wonderfully the very instant of the movement giving them all the spontaneity a child requires. It's obvious you love children. Congrats.

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  11. Sadami...I would love to sit down over a cup of coffee with you and talk about life. I love your posts and I love your thoughts. You really do make me want to keep practicing and doing what I love, which is painting. Your watercolors of children are priceless. I wish I could accomplish such wonderful art with my 2 boys as my subjects...maybe soon. (always fearful of failure, although that's how we learn, isn't it?) Thank you so much. You are very inspiring.

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  12. Dear Sadami,
    What a beautiful chubby baby! I love it.
    You are right to keep in your heart a part of your 6 years old.
    It is your spontaneity.
    I think that the children love you because you are sincere. Children know it. Thank you for this sharing.
    Kind regards.

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  13. Dear Juan,
    Thank you for a kind comment.Your great skills to capture landscapes are really astonishing. I always learn lots from you. Keep up!
    Kind regards, Sadami
    Estimado Juan,
    Gracias por un tipo comment.Your gran habilidad para capturar paisajes son realmente asombrosos. Siempre aprendo mucho de usted. Manténgase al día!
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>>Juan said...
    I admire your capacity for drawing, to capture the movement to apply the color in for good measure ...
    It is a joy to visit your blog.
    Congratulations!

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  14. Dear Irina,
    Thank you! I always enjoy Qs with others. For a single mind person, the world is full of wonder, awe and beauty.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  15. Dear Juan,
    Thank you for a kind visit. I enjoy your sketches, too.
    Kind regards, Sadami
    Estimado Juan,
    Gracias por una visita de clase. Me gusta tus dibujos, también.
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami
    >>>>>Juan said...
    Ninna wonderful details. I love them.

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  16. Dear Gretchen,
    Sure, when we get together, let's have a chat over life. Just keep drawing, you'll be able to sketch the 2 children.
    Yes, I understand what you implied. Many adults and older childlren--in my experience, after 6yrs--get hurt in this competitive society, they won't enjoy drawing/painting any more. Too much aware or afraid of others' critics. No, that's not the way. Gretchen, in our dictionaries, particularly, young children's dictionaries, there is no such a word, "failure." All is "experiments" full of fun, which turns to be precious "experiences." So, let's us try every direction in a limited life, the limitless potential and eternity in life will be discovered.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  17. Dear Albert,
    Thank you for a kind comment. Yes, I love children and they love me!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  18. Dear Olivia,
    Thank you. I'm dead honest. Especially, for children, I do not want to hurt or betray them. I'm happy kids know me well.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Aah Sadami
    Wonderful work. I always enjoy your dancing colours - so much joy and expression in them. And I agree with you re teacher being a navigator - everyone has a unique style.... and I love love love yours!

    :) Evelyn

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  20. Dear Evelyn,
    Thank you very much. Your paintings and photos, too, have dancing colors and beauty. Always your work teach me, but above all your works make me happy. Thank you!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  21. Wonderful post, Sadami. Your children look like children.....my children look 5 yrs. older than in real life. I must practice more, I know. Will study by looking at your work more often, too. Much regards.

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  22. Dear Carol,
    Thank you for a kind visit. Just let us draw and we'll find a way. Above all, sketching kids is fun. Really a great joy.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  23. I love the one of the little girl who is looking down and seems to be skipping or hopping or something. I enjoyed reading your perspective on making little children feel at ease around you and your pencils.

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  24. Dear Steviewren,
    Thank you for visiting and a kind comment. Me, too, love that girl. I put her into my picture book story. Yes, the other day, while a commissioned portrait, parents got so surprised a very shy daughter--shy even to the grandparents--began to play with me at once. My work made them so happy, which made me very happy!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  25. Sadami these are beautiful... so vibrant and full of life, a true reflection of the subject matter!!

    Do you know my greatest goal in life is to illustrate children's books... but I haven't drawn many children so far, sadly I am always having to work in the shop!

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  26. Dear Monika,
    Thank you for a kind comment. Just sketch children. You'll get it. Each one has a different style. Please work on your style. Hope you'll make your dream come true.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  27. You've really been able to capture the spirit of children to make them friends, Sadami! They like so much explain how things happen, without having to always be getting our lessons! And indeed we should learn a lot from children! Following them we can also rediscover the dimension of artistic freedom (and I, who am mother of a small artist of 7, learn so much from her!). Coming to your sketches, they are absolutely fantastic! I love the way you apply the color on paper: it is a hot pressed paper? and what brushes do you use when you're on the field? Thanks for this great post!

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  28. Dear Cristina,
    Thank you! Oh, please enjoy a wonderful time with your daughter. I use Arches,smooth,300GSM. Please check it by yourself as I don't know it is hot pressed or not. I use ONE Japanese calligraphy brush on the field. Why? Financially, no regret for a loss in case of accident. But it works very well for me. Expensive brushes are at a studio.
    I love your watercolor work. So beautiful and telling me many stories. Please keep up.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  29. Dear Sadami, these lively sketches of children are wonderful, and the story is very nice :) Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Dear Maria,
    Thank you~~! I love your beautiful flowers.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  31. I like the drawings of children, very creative.

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  32. Dear Leovi,
    Thank you. Your abstract photos are very creative and telling me stories beyond language. Keep up!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  33. Dear Sadami,
    Your drawings of children are as delightful as you are. I know the children love you because they can see your big heart as soon as you greet them. Everybody can. Kind regards to you too. Linda

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  34. Dear Linda,
    Thank you! You, too, have a big heart. Your art work and posts are colorful, cheerful and thoughtful.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  35. Lovely paintings, Sadami. Kind regards.

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  36. Dear Nacho,
    Thank you for visiting and a kind comment! Your work is, too, lovely.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  37. Hi Sadami, I love your post. I'm just back from visiting my grandchild for the first time. He lives in Mexico and is 22 months old now. Children are wonderful and if we could be as free and accepting as they are, our lives would be a lot more fun.

    Thanks for including so many fresh and fun paintings.

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  38. Dear Bonnie,
    Thank you! I assume you had a wonderful time with the grandson. Yes, hopefully, we could learn from children.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  39. Beautiful sketches!! painting children is difficult, especially because it is not easy to get to pose for a long time.
    regards.

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  40. Dear Carlos,
    Thank you. I do not ask children to do statue. Great fun to sketch moving kids;).
    Cheers, Sadami

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  41. Children are a model of questions that adults have, often, a great difficulty to answer, unhappily, because they already forgot what is to be a child: a need of knowledge that is pure and gracious. Mankind lost the road to Humanity.
    Jorge Manuel Brasil Mesquita
    Lisboa, 21/10/2010

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  42. Dear Jorge,
    Thank you for a visit and comment with a deep thought. But paradoxically, innocent "children" are often found in adults. So, as long as goodwill, conscience and love are in our hearts, I'm optimistic.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  43. Hola Sadami, perdona por entrar tan tarde para comentar tus trabajos pero no me llegan las horas del día para todo lo que tengo que hacer, me sigue fascinando la facilidad que tienes para dibujar y pintar las personas, y que decir de los niños que no paran ni un segundo, además eres muy buena comunicadora y tienes una faceta de psicóloga que te permite captar lo importante de cada persona lo que hace que tus dibujos con pocos trazos reflejan muy bien la personalidad de cada uno, gracias por compartir tu sabiduría, hace poco que incluyo personajes en mis trabajos y tus consejos me son muy útiles.
    Saludos.

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  44. Dear Francis,
    Thank you very much. Please put yourself and your life first:). I love your landscapes. Very beautiful and tell me stories. I always learn many things from you. Keep up. (*I'm just making landscapes now for job. Gulp. Struggling! If you were here, I'd like you to help me.) Anyway, keep up.
    Muchas gracias. Por favor, ponga usted y su primera vida:). Me encanta su paisaje. Muy bonito y me dicen las historias. Siempre aprendo muchas cosas de usted. Manténgase al día. (* Sólo estoy haciendo ahora paisajes de trabajo. Gulp. Luchando! Si estuvieras aquí, me gustaría que me ayude.) De todos modos, mantener el ritmo. Sadami

    >>>>>>>>>Francis said...
    Sadami Hi, sorry to come so late to comment on your work but I get the time of day for all I have to do, I continue to love the ease you have to draw and paint people and children to say no stop for a second, you are also very good communicator and psychologist have a facet that allows you to understand the importance of each person that makes your pictures with few strokes clearly reflect the personality of each one, thanks for sharing your wisdom, makes little to include characters in my work and your tips are very useful to me.
    Greetings.

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  45. Dear Skizo,
    I'd really appreciate your visit and kind comment. I hope you, too, will enjoy art work!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  46. I love how you capture movement and innocence in the children! By using less is more you paintings are beautiful!
    Vicki

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  47. Dear Vicki,
    Thank you so much!! I love painting and drawing kids.
    Cheers, Sadami

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